Brooklyn Night Bazaar


I don’t know what to make of this whole Brooklyn Night Bazaar thing. Apparently, the powers that be behind it have been working on the project for 8 months. They’ve raised some money, but the whole thing has a sort of slapped together feel to it (except the website, which looks like some attention was paid to it).

The details are fuzzy and malleable, and it’s not clear if this is a drinks venue, a flea market or a concert venue. A lot of people are freaked out about the potential crowds, noise and drunkenness, but many others are supporting the project. It’s also not clear if there is a lease (the promoter claims to have an “agreement” with the landlord), or even if this proposed use is allowed under zoning (grandfathered manufacturing, but zoned for high density residential with a commercial overlay along West Street only – picture Northside Piers or the Edge).

So stay tuned, I guess. This ride might be a bit bumpy.